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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's a full schedule happening here at YMCA Camp Wa Wa Segowea!

The countdown continues as we anxiously approach the summer of 2014.  We're at 47 days till the season begins on June 29th and we can't wait!  Things are shaping up quickly and we're in the middle of a number of camp related events.  

Back in April, we had our first Wa Wa Bait and Fish Fishing Derby and what a day it was!  People of all ages came out and enjoyed some great fishing.  It was a wet beginning, but fishing enthusiasts wasted no time at all throwing their lines in Harmon Pond.  Within minutes of the contest starting, we had fish being caught left and right!  Each fish caught meant that a roll of the dice took place with a chance to win $10,000!  No one went home with that amount of cash, but there were a lot of smiles on peoples faces.  Here's some pictures of the event-

Just over a week ago, we had our first Work/Play Weekend and Open House take place.  A good amount of work was accomplished on both Saturday and Sunday and the fireplace was a popular place on Saturday night.  The Open House took place on Sunday and campers were able to register for the summer right then and there.  Tours were given and the fireplace again had a good amount of chairs around it!  Thanks to all the volunteers who came out and lent a hand on both days.   Volunteers are welcome to return to the next work / play weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday!  We still have lots to do including finishing up working on the tennis courts as well as staining Keller Cabin, rebuilding some stairs and some paths and trails and a few other projects.  Meals are included and stay overs are welcome!  We could really use your help.  Please RSVP to  

On this past Sunday, we just had a very successful Wa Wa Wally Waddle!   The event took place once again at Vassar Farms in Poughkeepsie and it was truly a spectacular day.  The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful turnout.  3 time champion Mike Insler ran for a 4th win and Connie Seigh came in first with a time of 20:13.89.  Achille Sarachek and Isabelle Serrano earned first place in the Kids 1 mile run.  Runners came from the surrounding Dutchess County, but also came from Maryland, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.  Money raised is used to send children from the Hudson Valley to camp.  Here's some highlights-

Activity at camp continues next month with the WYLD Mud Run in its third year, and first year at Camp!  June 21st is the date and the first heat begins at 11 AM.  If you're asking what's a Mud Run, it's just what you think it is!  Take a look at last years run HERE.  Details of the race along with registration can be found by clicking HERE.  Are you up for it?

Finally, we're running a contest on the camp's Facebook page and we'd like you to get involved!   It's happening right now and runs till May 20th. It involves taking a picture of someone holding a sign. Visit the page HERE  where you'll get all the details and possibly winning a Wa Wa Prize Pack!  

That's all for now.   Hope to see you at camp!